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by Bahner
Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Info on this Danish Christian F. Heise spoon needed
Replies: 4
Views: 4420

Hello, 'JUL' is not the maker's mark, but the Danish word for christmas. Spoons like this are traditionally made just once for a short period of time at the end of the year. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need help with dating an antique Dresden set.
Replies: 2
Views: 2634

Hello and congrats. What You have here are extremely rare pieces ! The pattern was exclusively designed for the city of Dresden and is known as the 'Dresdner Ratsbesteck' (pattern for the city council of Dresden), the coat of arms is that of Dresden. Designer was Karl Gross, head of the Dresden scho...
by Bahner
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Unknown German mark from 1930-1945 era
Replies: 2
Views: 2586

Hello, that is Felisch & Kirchheim from Treptow/Rega, today Trzebiatow / Poland. DRGM means ''Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchs Muster'' which means 'registered pattern'. The company produced mainly undecorated, handwrought cutlery. It ceased production shortly before the end of WW II, the last owner f...
by Bahner
Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Serving Fork with Unusual Marks...Help!!??
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Hi all, >Apollo< was the registered mark of Francois-Frionnet of Paris. The lion with 'VH' was registered for the ''Société générale de coutellerie et orfèvrerie, Francois-Frionnet, succ.'' My French is to bad to determine, whether that Société is the successor of Francois-F. or the other way...
by Bahner
Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Little old light teaspoon.(two headed eagle mark) Any ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 4439

Hi all, just a gut feeling: when I saw this, I thougt this could be German, around 1850/60. The double-headed lion was used by a couple of German cities. And it could explain the absence of other marks. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: CACHET - WAX STAMP
Replies: 1
Views: 3422

Hello, if the >chalice< is actually an anvil, then it is probably H. Nègre from Marseille. Best wishes, Bahner
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by Bahner
Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Silver Mark 8355 Moon Crown and ?? tea strainer Pics
Replies: 2
Views: 3089

Hello, if this reads like a 'K' within a 'G', then it is probably 'Gayer and Krauss' from Schwaebisch-Gmuend. They went broke a few years ago. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Coffee Pot Markings
Replies: 10
Views: 4140

Hello, small addendum here. 'German silver' is an alloy of nickel, copper and zinc. It comes in various qualities under various namens (Alfenide, Pakfong, Alpakka, German silver etc.) and was first produced in China ages ago, the recipe for it being unknown in the Western world. It is called 'German...
by Bahner
Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: basic stuff re german flatware
Replies: 3
Views: 2701

Hello, no relation there. I forgot one thing: what I mentioned refers to the pieces with the 'F / B' mark . It is hard to say without a pic but the other mark is probably that of E. & R. Kierdorf of Solingen, Germany. Founded in 1927 and listed in the directories until the middle 1990ies. Best w...
by Bahner
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: basic stuff re german flatware
Replies: 3
Views: 2701

Hello, this is plate. The numbers 90 and 100 have to to with the actual weight of silver in Gramm used in electroplating. The maker was Franz Bahner in Duesseldorf, founded in 1895, dissolved in 1962. Bahner took up production of plated cutlery around 1939, so this was made between 1939 and 1962. Be...
by Bahner
Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Russian? made for Tiffany
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

Hello, the marks are (from right to left) the assayer's mark, in use since 1908; the town mark of St. Petersburg with a silver quality of 88 Zolotniks (equals 916,6 / 1000 parts of fine silver); the double-headed eagle as the mark of a supplier to the Imperial Court. The mark on the left hand side s...
by Bahner
Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Europeen silver box mark ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

Hello, this is plate. Made by 'Atelier du Val-de-Marne', located Rue du Mont-Tabor 36, first district of Paris. Active around 1950-70. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian hallmark
Replies: 6
Views: 5428

Hello, looks like the mark of Fedor Alexej Ovchinnikov. Founded in 1853 by Pavel Ovchinnikov in Moscow, since 1865 supplier to the Imperial Court. Opened up a branch in St. Petersburg in 1873. Ceased avtivities in 1917. After Fabergé the most important Russian maker of silverware. The guarantee mar...
by Bahner
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Is this a Dutch ? Silver Mark on this Small Tea Pot
Replies: 3
Views: 3051

Hello, most likely this is German, made by Schleissner. See German marks on this forum. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: M.H. Wilkens & Sohne Silver Spoon-Is it an egg spoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 2959

Hello, that is a children's spoon. Best wishes. Bahner
by Bahner
Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German ladle for soup
Replies: 3
Views: 2929

Hello, if this is a '12', it means 12 Lot, standing for 750 / 1000 parts silver. Íf this is a letter, it might be the town mark. This would also point at silver from Germany, probably of a low quality. I checked for the Name Aschhoff but found no mention of it. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Tazza
Replies: 1
Views: 2367

Hello, this looks looks like a fruit-stand or flower-stand. Maker is Deyhle. See German marks on this page.
German Hallmarks
Probably made around 1905/10. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German ladle for soup
Replies: 3
Views: 2929

Hello, looks like this was made around 1830/50. What is the mark on the left ? The numer '12' or the letter D ? Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: l.simon spoon any idea pleasw
Replies: 2
Views: 2032

Hello, Simon is just the retailer who sold this. The maker is BSF. Best wishes, Bahner
by Bahner
Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: But is it really silver?
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Hello, this is plate. In Germany the '100' usually stands for the weight of the silver used in electroplating. As to the other marks - haven't got a clue. Sorry. Best wishes, Bahner

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